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Ball of Wax 47 Songs: Caroline Keys (w/ Nate Biehl + VCCA Chorus) – “Hope Resists!”

It’s been pretty hard to feel good for the past few months, so the concept of a “feel-good” song – especially as part of a compilation directly addressing our current situation – might make you cringe or roll your eyes, … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 40 Songs: Syncopateen – Massive Stardust

[Ball of Wax 40, as we’ve mentioned, is a little different. Given the unique nature of each of the bands and songs on this collection, we decided to eschew our usual track-review format for the blog in favor of letting … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 37 Songs (and pictures): Caroline Keys and Nate Biehl – “The Deep Above,” Illustrated by Tim Kirkpatrick

“It’s hard not to love Caroline & Nate’s song. My inspiration came simply from the playfulness of the song’s cadence. The lyrics and melody reminded me of a playful ‘day-in-the-life-of’ the giant squid – a sort of walk in the … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 34 Songs: Caroline Keys – “Les Grillons (Labor with Enthusiasm)”

Caroline Keys’s “Les Grillons (Labor with Enthusiasm)” is an original and uniquely satisfying contribution to Ball of Wax 34. It opens with some sort of found sound layer (a church sermon? a political rally?) then quickly introduces a mandolin playing … Continue reading

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Listen to (and Order) Ball of Wax 27 Now!

In case you didn’t know, we’re celebrating the release of Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly Volume 27 this Thursday at the Sunset, with Alicia Amiri, Kevin Barrans and Friends, The Music of Grayface, Oh Lo Lo, and Sun Tunnels. It’s … Continue reading

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